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Comparison of Toutatis images and shape model

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Comparison of Toutatis images and shape model The left frame is a Chang'e 2 photo of Toutatis. The center frame is a rendered view based upon a radar-derived shape model. The right frame combines the two.

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Figure 4 from Zou et al., 2013: "The Preliminary Analysis of the 4179 Toutatis Snapshots of the Chang'E-2 Flyby"

Original image data dated on or about December 13, 2012

 

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